Study Highlights Trends in Teen Driving Behavior

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State Farm and the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital recently partnered for a study that sought to determine patterns of teen driving behavior.  There’s good news and there’s bad news.  On the plus side, 54% of the teens queried by the survey in 2011 explained that they wear seatbelts whenever they’re a passenger in a vehicle.  And the number of teens who admitted riding as a passenger in a vehicle driven by a potentially intoxicated teen driver dropped between 2008 and 2011 by a total of 14%.  However, some dangerous behaviors are still common practice.  33% of the teens questioned admitted to emailing or texting at the wheel, and the number of teens killed in fatal crashes involving a driver with at least some Blood Alcohol content increased by 3%.

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